New Center of Excellence to assess crowd threats and solutions to help keep people safe Rutgers University is a member of the consortium of 10 universities led by Northeastern University that was recently appointed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to combat soft target terrorist and criminal attacks on schools, hospitals, shopping malls, and sports arenas.
December 20, 2021
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering industry advisory board member and School of Engineering alumnus Andrew Ciancia was recently certified as a Diplomat, Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) by the Academy of Geo-professionals. Ciancia is chairman of the board of Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying, Landscape Architecture, and Geology, a premier provider of integrated land development engineering and environmental consulting services. Ciancia holds bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Rutgers.
November 17, 2021
At the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey’s (ACECNJ) 50th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet in July, Department of Civil Engineering professor and chair Nenad Gucunski was recognized as the 2021 Educator of the Year. The award honors educators in engineering who have both positively impacted the profession by inspiring the next generation of engineers and who also, as professors or administrators in New Jersey engineering schools, are leaders in the field.
November 16, 2021
According to civil and environmental engineering professor Monica Mazurek, New Jersey commuters driving into Manhattan are only part of the problem when it comes to addressing traffic congestion and air polution in New York City and the metropolitan region. In a November 2, 2021 op-ed in the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Mazurek addresses the approach policymakers have turned to since 2007 of raising tolls and restricting roadway access to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution in New York City, and yet both problems continue to impact the metropolitan region.
October 22, 2021
CEE students Lysandra Rodas and Edwin Brew attended the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC 2021) as part of the WEF InFLOW (Introducing Future Leaders to Opportunities in Water) program. Dr. Nicole Fahrenfeld attended the conference with the students. The WEF InFLOW is a program to enhance diversity and inclusion in the water workforce.
July 23, 2021
“The best management is early intervention.” – Nenad Gucunski On the night of June 24, 2021, Champlain Towers South, a 40-year-old 12-story beachfront condominium building in Surfside, Florida partially collapsed. On Sunday, July 4, the rest of the building was demolished. A month later, 97 bodies have been recovered from the 22 million pounds of debris that have been cleared from the site. Once the recovery efforts end, the forensic investigation into the cause of the tragic collapse will begin in earnest.
July 16, 2021
Able to climb stairs, navigate rough terrain, and respond to commands, the mobile robotic dog, “Spot,” offers Rutgers CEE and CAIT researchers an autonomous technology for innovations in infrastructure maintenance and repair Robots are an emerging force in the infrastructure repair and maintenance industry. From flying drones to smart and autonomous robotic systems, these innovations are poised to make a dynamic contribution to infrastructure repair and maintenance activities.
April 28, 2021
In 2020, the nation’s roughly 273 million urban area residents far outnumbered their 57 million rural counterparts. Urban growth breeds challenges – and today’s cities must find smart solutions that better the lives of their residents.
March 22, 2021
“Choose a field to go into that you like and can see yourself in over the long-term. Don’t choose your profession or major because of the money you think you will make or how easy a career or life you will have.” –Chris Christoforou
March 3, 2021
Michele O’Connor, who earned her SoE degree in civil engineering in 1987, has begun a two-year term as the first woman chair of the Rutgers School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board (IAB). “I was excited to join the board in 2017,” says O’Connor. “I had prior professional organization board experience, but this board, while industry-related, is bigger and farther reaching. Being asked to chair the IAB is a real honor.”